Department of WasteLands Development



Some of the important achievements of the IWDP in the State are given as under:-
  • A total of 422 villages have been covered under IWDP where various activities such as afforestation, horticultural and plantation crops, soil and moisture conservation measures, formation of self help groups (SHG) and Entry Point Activities (EPA) for community organization, training etc. have been taken up under the programme in each village.
  • People’s overwhelming response towards tree plantation was a record achievement and a kind of movement for tree plantation was created through this programme. So far a total area of 83,260 hectares have been covered under various activities of IWDP, out of which,  tree plantation alone accounts for more than 70,000 hectares. Thus far more than 80 million tree saplings have been planted, the most common species planted are Teak (Tectona grandis), Gamari (Gmelina arborea), Hollock (Terminalia myriocarpa), Titasopa (Michelia champaca), Naga neem (Melia compositae), Cedrella spp. Khokon (Duabanga grandiflora), Alder (Alnus nepalensis), Pine spp. Agar (Aquilaria agalocha) etc. 
  • A total area of about 10,000 hectares have been covered under various fruit and plantation crops which have started to provide cash income to farmers, who have also substituted the destructive and unremunerative practice of jhum cultivation with a permanent method.
  • For economic upliftment of the rural poor, various farm-based micro-enterprises have been taken up on individual and group basis in all the projects. So far, about 576 Self Help Groups (SHG) have been formed which consists mainly of women members. Piggery, goatery, weaving, apiculture, nursery raising, running of groceries etc. are the main income generating activities taken up by the SHGs where success stories abound in many projects.
  • Fund under Entry Point Activities (EPA) have been effectively utilized for creation of community asset in all project villages by constructing need-felt item of works such as road, waiting sheds, marketing sheds, water reservoirs, buildings etc. with community participation.
  • Watershed communities have been trained by internal and external resource personnel on various aspects for capacity building and to bring them to the mainstream of development.
Tea.gif (35066 bytes) Tea plantation at Lapa Lempong village of Mon District taken up by Shri. Tongmei Konyak under IWDP during 2000.

Past Achievements

Perspective Plan for Tenth Plan
Physical  : Eight Plan             :    2,388 Ha
                Ninth Plan           :  60,872 Ha.
                Tenth Plan (2003-04 to 2006-07         :1,40,000 Ha
                 Total :83,260 Ha
Financial Total :  3900.00 lakhs Financial :   Rs. 8400.00 lakhs
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Jhum field ready for sowing paddy and planting of tree saplings at Mongsenyimti Village in Mokokchung District.

The same filed after three years



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